Founder and Head Baker
For over 16 years, Solveig has dedicated herself to the craft of artisan baking. As head baker at Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, she spent a decade spreading the appreciation of artisan baking throughout the Twin Cities.
In 2008, Solveig represented the United States at the Coupe Du Monde de la Boulangerie in France. Team USA is sponsored by the Bread Bakers Guild of America, and after competing at the international level, she has embraced the mission of the BBGA to advance the profession in the US. Solveig spent 6 years on the guild Board of Directors, and currently serves on the certification committee, as well as instructing at guild events like Wheatstalk and Camp Bread.
In 2011, Solveig was picked as one of the Star Tribune’s Taste 50, and a 2011 Tastemaker by the Mpls St. Paul magazine. In 2016, Solveig was inducted into the Club Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale. She has also been honored to be a judge at several international baking competitions.
Opening Sun Street in 2011 with husband and co-founder Martin Ouimet has given Solveig an opportunity to create foods that explore the amazing history and creativity of traditional American baking.